It is amazing to see how the internet has changed industry after industry. The latest to feel pressured by the power of a mouse, broadband connection and monitor is your local mechanic who now needs to worry that his/her prices are outrageous compared to other mechanics. As this article states, auto repair is one of those areas where the consumer is really at an informational disadvantage.
The new site focusing on democratizing auto repairs is called RepairPal and it is in beta at the moment and in some ways may even be a guide for mechanics who aren’t charging enough for their repairs.
If the site helps you, be sure and comment or drop me a line as I am very interested in seeing how the web is changing business after business.